Solar Water Heating

Solar water heating is the ability to capture natural energy from the sun, and use it for the heating of water (typically domestic hot water). The technology is not a new idea, and has been used in other countries for many decades.

Do not get confused that you need a hot country, with extreme high temperatures, to make use of the solar water heating system. The high efficiency solar collectors now installed can save water heating energy costs between 40 ~ 60 % over an annual season (UK conditions)...

A solar water heating system, if installed, and set up correctly will give satisfying results, even in the UK...

A standard solar water heating system (SWH) consists of the following basic components...basic solar system

  • A high efficiency solar collector installed externally in the correct orientation.
  • An internal solar water heating cylinder (Usually an indirect water cylinder) or twin coil cylinder similar to standard water heating cylinders
  • Interconnecting pipe work and pump / control set

For UK solar installations, the solar system requires a back up heating system, such as a boiler or immersion heater.

The solar system will not supply all hot water in the winter months, but can still add an amount of heat, every little helps to reduce the costs...

The solar water heating systems will become ever more popular, as strict regulations for new buildings forces the government to seek greener energy supplies.

Although the government grants allowed for SHW are poor at the moment, we see this changing rapidly, in the near future...

We can offer advice, designs and installation for SHW systems, our engineers are qualified in the regulations governing their safe installation.

For more information click on the link below...

 

Solar Collectors

The solar collector is responsible for collecting useful energy from the sun and passing it to the heating media...
Please Select SOLAR COLLECTORS for more info...

Solar Cylinders

The solar cylinder is used for transferring the heat from the solar collector, to the domestic hot water.
Please select SOLAR CYLINDERS for more info...

Solar Controls

The solar system can only operate with reliable automatic controls.
Please select SOLAR CONTROLS for more info...